Algeria: The Growing Persecuted Church

The Christian faith has a long history in North Africa. In fact, the early church father, Augustine of Hippo, was from Algeria. However, after invasions by Arab Muslims, much of Algeria's public Christian worship and witness disappeared in the seventh century AD.

Today, as many Algerians are rediscovering their Christian heritage, the church is growing rapidly. Yet, with such growth comes intensifying persecution. In recent years, many of Algeria’s churches have been forcibly closed, and several believers have been arrested. During this episode of the Closer to the Fire podcast, VOM Canada’s Greg Musselman meets with three Algerian Christian leaders in an undisclosed location to discuss the challenges facing the church in this Muslim-majority nation.

Date: September 2023
Length: 12:35